On Thursday, November 30, 2023, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania reinstated Philadelphia attorney Charles C. Shainberg to active status after completing a one-year suspension.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Charles C. Shainberg,” with case no. 41 DB 2022.

Shainberg had been suspended on October 13, 2022, for multiple violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct related to his representation of a former client, identified as LKR. Specifically, the charges cited that Shainberg had engaged in sexual contact with LKR during his representation, creating a concurrent conflict of interest that limited his duties to her. It was also alleged that Shainberg failed to honor LKR’s decision to promptly finalize her divorce due to her financial constraints.

In response, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel and Shainberg had negotiated a one-year suspension and submitted a joint petition to the Disciplinary Board recommending this sanction. The Supreme Court agreed and suspended Shainberg’s license on October 13, 2022.

In a November 30, 2023 order, the Supreme Court reinstated Shainberg to active status. This came upon certification from the Disciplinary Board that Shainberg had filed paperwork showing his compliance with the terms of the one-year suspension order, as well as Pennsylvania Rule of Disciplinary Enforcement 217.

The Disposition states:

“AND NOW, this 30th day of November 2023, on certification by the Disciplinary Board that Charles C. Shainberg, who was suspended for a period of one year, has filed a verified statement showing compliance with the order of suspension and Pa.R.D.E. 217, Charles C. Shainberg is reinstated to active status.”

According to martindale.com, Mr. Shainberg attended the Rutgers University Law School, Camden, graduating in 1974. He acquired his law license in Pennsylvania the same year.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.